A United Voice for Cattle Producers

SINCE 1979

Cattle Council of Australia is the peak producer organisation representing Australia's beef cattle producers. Cattle Council was established in July 1979 and brings together all State-based farmer organisations representing cattle producers and individual members operating beef cattle enterprises.

COVID-19 Information for producers can be found on our dedicated coronavirus resources page.

The Australian beef industry is committed to producing high-quality, sustainable beef. Click below to find out how.

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Our Mission

The mission of Cattle Council of Australia is to represent and progress the interests of Australian beef cattle producers. Cattle Council's consultation with, and policy feedback to, key industry organisations and Government representatives addresses issues of national and international importance. We do this through our consultative committees, capacity and industry programs, ongoing engagement with producers through our membership base, and attendance and promotion of industry events both at the national and international level.


Capacity Programs

Cattle Council of Australia is passionate about building capacity in the beef sector. Annually Cattle Council runs programs which promote the leadership and professional development of producers. These programs include:

Industry Programs

The Australian beef industry has put in place a number of the world's best systems and programs which underpin the safety and quality of Australian beef for both our domestic and export consumers.

Cattle Council is directly involved in the management and direction of these schemes and ensuring they deliver the best outcomes for producers. Cattle Council is always focussed on the strategic improvement of these industry programs to align with market and producer needs.

Learn More


Cattle Council August Committee and Board Meetings

13 August 2020

ABSF Webinar: Post-COVID Sustainability for Beef

13 August 2020

As we move into the “new-normal”, we will hear from the Red Meat Advisory Council, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, and more speakers about what effect the pandemic will have on sustainable beef production.

Breeding EDGE Workshop | Taroom, QLD

17 - 19 August 2020

Breeding EDGE workshop | Augathella, Qld

19 - 21 August 2020

ABSF Webinar: Health & Wellbeing of our People

20 August 2020

More important than ever is the health and wellbeing of the people in our industry. Join an expert panel as we discuss the current trends in mental health, physical health, and workplace health and safety, and how we can priorities initiatives moving forward.

ABSF Webinar: International Markets and Trade

03 September 2020

Australia exports red meat to over 100 countries, representing over 60% of the industry’s total production. During this webinar we’ll explore the challenges and opportunities in international markets, and how Australia can ensure it continues towards achieving the goals set out in Red Meat 2030.

Representing Your Industry

Any beef producer in Australia can become a Cattle Council member. Membership is $100 (+GST) annually per individual or Property Identification Code (PIC). For those producers who are already members of a State Farming Organisation, the membership fee is waived. Click here for more information on becoming a member.

Become A Member

Contact Us

Contact the Cattle Council of Australia using the form below